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The 5 Best Hikes in Slovenia

Slovenia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe that offers great possibilities for outdoor sports. If you’re into hiking, you’ll for sure find something you like in Slovenia, whether you seek challenging mountain trails or leisurely walks through picturesque countryside. The Alps in the northwestern part of Slovenia are the most popular destination…

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Ascent to Mount Stenar

Power Banks vs Solar Chargers: What is Better for Backpacking?

Today most people take one or more electronic devices with them when they go backpacking. These devices typically have rechargeable batteries, and their batteries often don’t last for the duration of the whole trip. That’s especially true for smartphones, handheld GPS devices, GPS watches and headlamps. To recharge these devices, you’ll need a device that…

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Power Banks vs Solar Chargers

Hiking Tolsti Vrh and Kriska Gora in Slovenia

In the spring I was in Slovenia and of course I wanted to go hiking. The weather was unfortunately quite bad during my stay and thus I really struggled to find a day suitable for hiking at higher altitudes. Nevertheless, there was an opening in the middle of…

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Tolsti Vrh - Kriska Gora Trail: View just before the village of Gozd

Sleeping Bags vs. Quilts: What to choose?

Over the last few years, the popularity of sleeping bags has significantly decreased as many backpackers started using quilts instead. Quilts are basically lightweight insulated blankets and there is no doubt, that they’re great. They are very comfortable, lightweight and easy to fit in the backpack because they pack very small. However, sleeping bags do…

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Sleeping Bags vs Quilts

How to Choose the Right Backpack Size?

Buying a new backpack and not sure what size you need? In this article we’ll explain how to choose the right backpack size for your needs. Choosing the right size of backpack is tricky because it depends on many different factors such as duration of your activities, your packing style and quality of your gear….

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How to Choose the Right Backpack Size?

How to print topographic maps for free?

When you go out hiking, it’s good to bring a map, especially if you’re hiking in areas with little people or terrain that’s tricky navigation-wise. Electronic devices such as smartphones and handheld GPS devices are indeed great, but they don’t replace a map and a compass because they’re not as reliable. They can run out…

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How to print topographic maps for free

Gregory Packs Paragon 58 Review

A few months ago, I received the Gregory Packs Paragon 58 backpack from the iconic American brand in return for an unbiased review. Since then I used it on one backpacking trip and on several short hikes where I focused on testing its performance in terms of functionality, comfort and features. I really wanted a…

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Gregory Paragon 58: The pack fits perfectly

Hiking Pants vs Shorts: What is better for hiking?

When it comes to hiking, most people wear either hiking pants or shorts. Both garment types can be great for outdoor activities. Hiking pants are very versatile because they protect your legs against vegetation, terrain, insects and sun. Since they completely cover your legs, they are a great option for hiking year-round, although in winter…

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Hiking pants are perfect for hiking in changing weather conditions

Woolona Remus Base Layer Review

In the beginning of the year, I received the Woolona Remus long sleeve base layer for testing and since then I’ve been regularly wearing it for hiking, running, travelling and even bike commuting. Woolona is a Turkish company, established in 1952, which specializes in wool clothing. Many of their products are Woolmark certified which means…

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Woolona Remus: From the back